The Carnivorous Pigeons of Rome

P1016111I took these pictures while resting in Rome.  We had stopped for a lunch break at a snack stand.  The pigeons gathered around us and we started throwing them bread crumbs.  One of us dropped a piece of meat from our sandwich and the pigeons swarmed over it.  So we started throwing meat as well.

I had no idea that pigeons were carnivores.